Why couldn't Checkmate enter Shogun Palast? He was raised in the dMp since he was a kid, while Kevin Mask and possibly Scarface joined in their teens. Also, while Ilioukhine was a bit of an arrogant jerk during the Choujin Olympics, what did he do to make him appear evil?
Now, I know why Meat cryrogenically froze himself, but...just why? He was the youngest main character (14 at the end of the original series), plus, he doesn't wrestle (save for one match). 28 years wouldn't have made any difference to him, he could still be Mantarou's second at 42 without any serious mental degeneration, couldn't he?
Meat's own argument was he wanted to keep his mind at its sharpest. I guess he was afraid of any mental degeneration.
The way how Pashango (Ricardo's trainer) reacts when he finds out Ricardo's true nature kinda bugs me. Sure, he was an Evil Choujin by birth, but he was clearly trying to be a Justice Choujin under Pashango's guidance and was actively resisting his evil nature. He could've at least try to talk to Ricardo about it and find out if Ricardo was really trying to be good instead of immediately attacking him, which is probably the least sensible action you could do in such a situation.